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'Shikinejima' (式根島) a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. This article is about volcanoes in geology. ... Location Map of Islands The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, Japan. ... Headquarters of Tokyo Metropolitan Government (City Hall) View of Tokyos Shibuya district Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県; Shizuoka-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ...

The island is the smaller inhabited island in Niijima-mura, or Niijima village, which also contains the larger, neighboring Niijima and the smaller, uninhabited Jinaijima. Niijima-mura is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Niijima (新島) is an island in Tokyo prefecture, Japan. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...

Shikinejima is 3.9 km² and has a population of about 600 people. Kankiki Mountain is the highest point on the island, 99m above sea level. The island has 2 natural hotsprings.

To get to Shikinejima, there are ferries leaving from Takeshiba Sanbashi Pier, in Tokyo, operated by Tokai Kisen. Ferries also leave from Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture. A village operated ferry also makes several daily crossings between Niijima and Shikinejima. The crossing is approximately 10 minutes.

Main industries on Shikinejima include fishing and tourism. The island has one elementary school and one junior high school. High school students either travel by ferry, daily, to Niijima or attend a boarding school elsewhere.

The island has a number of secluded beaches, hot springs, two shrines, and one temple.

External links

  • Shikinejima homepage, in Japanese
  • Tokai Kisen Ferry, in Japanese

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